Ministry of Jusice reveal 1,700 prison officers have been dropped from eight highest security prisons

High-security prisons holding Britain’s most dangerous prisoners have lost one in four officers since the Conservatives have been in government, it can be revealed. HMP Belmarsh, the category-A men’s prison that has inmates including serial killer Stephen Port and extreme Islamist preacher Anjem … Continue reading Ministry of Jusice reveal 1,700 prison officers have been dropped from eight highest security prisons

Lloyds Pharmacy to close 190 stores, blames government funding cuts

Cormac Tobin, managing director at LloydsPharmacy owner Celesio UK, said the closures were in response to “the dramatic funding and reimbursement cuts over the past 24 months”. “Community pharmacy needs to adapt to the changing requirements of patients and the NHS, indeed it … Continue reading Lloyds Pharmacy to close 190 stores, blames government funding cuts

Peston reminds people that if the Tories don’t secure a Brexit deal, multinational businesses will start moving abroad

“People in this country forget this,” he told LBC listener Richard. “We are a very open economy, governments for 30 years went around the world saying to international business ‘set up in Britain for access to the single market’. “The … Continue reading Peston reminds people that if the Tories don’t secure a Brexit deal, multinational businesses will start moving abroad

“Making work pay” is obscene political propaganda from the Tories, says AAV

The idea that the benefits system is too generous and that people will just go out and find jobs if the welfare system is slashed is one of the most pervasive right-wing economic myths. … Slashing Working Tax Credits, Housing … Continue reading “Making work pay” is obscene political propaganda from the Tories, says AAV

Almost a quarter of teachers who have qualified since 2011 have already left the profession

Over 27,000 newly qualified teachers since 2011 have already left the profession. Recent analysis shows that UK teachers are working longer hours than those in other countries and the pay cap has meant a real terms pay cut over the … Continue reading Almost a quarter of teachers who have qualified since 2011 have already left the profession

“Ordinary working families” are getting poorer under Theresa May, says new report

Anti poverty charity Joseph Rowntree Foundation have reported that higher inflation plus the benefit freeze and other reforms means many families “are getting further away from a livable income”, according to Buzzfeed. A family in which one adult works full-time … Continue reading “Ordinary working families” are getting poorer under Theresa May, says new report